Thomas Cook Canada Inc. and Jazz Air (Halifax), have signed a flight services agreement for Jazz Air to operate flights to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America on behalf of Thomas Cook’s tour operator Sunquest Vacations. The agreement is conditional on Jazz obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals.
The agreement is effective November 1, 2010, to serve the winter vacation season of 2010/2011 and may extend for up to five years. Jazz will operate a fleet of up to 11 Boeing 757-200s from gateways across Canada and will be branded as Thomas Cook Airlines from January 2011.
Jazz Air is a major Canadian airline, currently flying to more than 80 destinations in North America, more than any other carrier in Canada as Air Canada Jazz or separately as Jazz Air as a charter airline. It has a commercial agreement to operate flights on behalf of Air Canada across Canada and into the United States. Jazz has more than 4,900 employees serving more than 8.8 million passengers, and had revenues of $1.4 billion in 2009.